Apple not a monopoly but must allow alternate payment methods for apps, judge rules

Apple not a monopoly but must allow alternate payment methods for apps, judge rules

September 10, 2021 0 By [email protected] (Mike Wuerthele and Malcolm Owen)

As a result of a ruling in the Epic versus Apple legal battle, Apple must allow developers to include alternate purchase links in apps on the App Store — but Apple prevailed in most other counts.

A still from Epic’s parody of Apple’s ‘1984’ Super Bowl commercial

While the injunction by Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers did not demand that Apple make alternative App Stores mandatory, the ruling is not what one would call a complete win for Apple.

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